Sights & Attractions in São Paulo

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Name Category Location
 
Casa das Rosas
Peek into the Paulista's past at one of the avenue's few remaining...
Museums / Galleries, Houses / Mansions Avenida Paulista and Bixiga
 
Catedral da Sé
The imposing, 14-tower neo-Gothic Catedral da Sé occupies the...
Religious Sites Centro
 
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil
The greenhouse-size skylight of this cultural center's 1901 neoclassical...
Museums / Galleries Centro
 
Centro Cultural FIESP–Ruth Cardoso
Adorned with LED lights, the cultural center's pyramid-shaped...
Museums / Galleries Avenida Paulista and Bixiga
 
Centro da Cultura Judaica
A short cab or metro trip northwest of Avenida Paulista, this...
Arts / Performance Venues, Architectural Sites Avenida Paulista and Bixiga
 
Convento e Santuário São Francisco
One of the city's best-preserved Portuguese colonial buildings...
Religious Sites Centro
 
Edifício Copan
The architect of this serpentine apartment and office block...
Local Interest–Sight, Architectural Sites Centro
 
Edifício Itália
To catch the astounding view from atop the Itália Building, you...
Viewpoints, Restaurants Centro
 
Edifício Martinelli
Amid São Paulo's modern 1950s-era skyscrapers, the Gothic Martinelli...
Architectural Sites, Historic Districts / Sites, Viewpoints Centro
 
Feira do Bixiga
Strolling through this flea market is a favorite Sunday activity...
Museums / Galleries Avenida Paulista and Bixiga
 
Fundação Maria Luisa e Oscar Americano
A beautiful, quiet private wooded estate is the setting for the...
Museums / Galleries, Houses / Mansions Elsewhere in São Paulo
 
Instituto Butantan
In 1888 a Brazilian scientist, with the aid of the state government...
Museums / Galleries Elsewhere in São Paulo
 
Instituto Itaú Cultural
Maintained by Itaú, one of Brazil's largest private banks, this...
Arts / Performance Venues Avenida Paulista and Bixiga
 
Instituto Tomie Ohtake
The futuristic green, pink, and purple exterior of this contemporary...
Museums / Galleries Elsewhere in São Paulo
 
Jardim Botânico
A great spot for a midday picnic, the Botanical Gardens contain...
Gardens / Arboretums Elsewhere in São Paulo
 
Mercado Municipal
The city's first grocery market, this huge 1928 neo-baroque-style...
Markets / Bazaars Centro
 
Mosteiro de São Bento
The German architect Richard Berndl designed this Norman–Byzantine...
Religious Sites Centro
 
Museu da Imigração Japonesa
The three-floor Museum of Japanese Immigration has exhibits about...
Museums / Galleries Liberdade
 
Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP)
A striking low-rise building elevated on two massive concrete...
Museums / Galleries, Architectural Sites Avenida Paulista and Bixiga
 
Museu de Arte Moderna
More than 4,500 paintings, installations, sculptures, and other...
Museums / Galleries Parque Ibirapuera
 
Museu de Arte Sacra
If you can't get to Bahia or Minas Gerais during your stay in...
Museums / Galleries Centro
 
Museu do Ipiranga
The oldest museum in town, Museu Paulista da Universidade de...
Museums / Galleries, Historic Districts / Sites Elsewhere in São Paulo
 
Oca
A spacecraft-like building that's pure Oscar Niemeyer, the Oca...
Arts / Performance Venues, Architectural Sites Parque Ibirapuera
 
Parque Trianon
Created in 1892 as a showcase for local vegetation, the park...
Parks Avenida Paulista and Bixiga
 
Parque Zoológico de São Paulo
The 200-acre São Paulo Zoo has more than 3,200 animals, and many...
Zoos / Aquariums Elsewhere in São Paulo
 
Pateo do Collegio / Museu Padre Anchieta
São Paulo was founded by the Jesuits José de Anchieta and Manoel...
Religious Sites Centro
 
Pavilhão da Bienal
In even-numbered years this pavilion hosts the Bienal (Biennial)...
Museums / Galleries, Architectural Sites Parque Ibirapuera
 
Pinacoteca do Estado
The highlights of the State Art Gallery's permanent collection...
Museums / Galleries Centro
 
Planetário
Brazil's first planetarium when it opened in 1957, the Planetário...
Observatories / Planetariums Parque Ibirapuera
 
Praça da Sé
Two major metro lines cross under the busy Praça da Sé, the large...
Squares Centro
 
Praça Liberdade
To experience the eclectic cultural mix that keeps São Paulo...
Markets / Bazaars, Squares Liberdade
 
Solar da Marquesa de Santos
This 18th-century manor house was bought by Marquesa de Santos...
Museums / Galleries, Houses / Mansions, Historic Districts / Sites Centro
 
Teatro Municipal
Inspired by the Paris Opéra, the Municipal Theater was built...
Arts / Performance Venues Centro
 
Viveiro Manequinho Lopes
Pau-brasil, the tree for which Brazil was named (the red dye...
Gardens / Arboretums Parque Ibirapuera
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